Cleveland Browns vs. Dallas Cowboys Betting – NFL, October 4, 2020
The Cleveland Browns and Dallas Cowboys will square off against each other in Week 4 of the 2020 NFL season, as their non-conference showdown is set for Sunday, October 4, at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.
These two foes meet for the first time since 2016, and the Cowboys are undefeated in four straight encounters with the Browns, covering three times in that span. Howsoever, the Browns are above .500 for the first time in six years.
I bring you the best Browns vs. Cowboys betting pick for the upcoming Sunday along with the key betting tips and notes and the latest odds update, as the NFL betting continues on the first weekend in October.
Browns vs. Cowboys Odds
The Cowboys have high expectations of the 2020 NFL season, but they opened it with a poor 1-2 record. They cannot afford another loss, and the bookies favor the hosts over the 2-1 Browns.
This 4.5-point spread is a tricky one, and I suggest you buy a couple of points whether you want to take the hosts to cover or go with the visitors.
After a tough 38-6 defeat at the Baltimore Ravens in Week 1, the Browns have recorded two straight home wins over Cincinnati 35-20 and Washington 34-20. Of course, the Bengals and Football Team are among the worst teams in football this season, but the Browns put on a strong performance on both occasions.
Cleveland’s ground game worked like a well-oiled machine, as the Browns posted 215 rushing yards against the Bengals and added 158 more against Washington in Week 3.
Nick Chubb has been unstoppable over the last two weeks. The 24-year-old RB had 22 carries for 124 yards and a couple of scores against Cincy. He toted the ball 19 times against Washington, posting 108 rushing yards and scoring twice once again.
However, the Browns need to work hard on the defensive end and continue improving. They allow 29.3 points per game (24th in the NFL) on 347.7 total yards (10th).
If you haven’t seen the Cowboys’ 38-31 defeat at Seattle in Week 3, I highly recommend you do it as soon as possible. You have to see the Cowboys’ defense leaving Tyler Lockett all alone in the end zone twice. They looked like a high-school team formed of the guys who never played football before.
Anyway, the Cowboys found a way to compete with the Seahawks thanks to their terrific offense. Dak Prescott tossed for a whopping 472 yards, three touchdowns, and a couple of picks; Michael Gallup had six catches for 138 yards and a TD, while Cedrick Wilson added five receptions for 107 yards and two scores.
On the other hand, the ‘Boys ran for only 61 yards. That’s unacceptable for the team with Ezekiel Elliott as the starting running back. Interestingly, Zeke still hasn’t surpassed a 100-yard mark, though he was close in each of the first two weeks of the season.
Cleveland Browns vs. Dallas Cowboys Betting Pick
The Cowboys’ D is a joke. I’m not saying they cannot improve in the short term, but the ‘Boys are surrendering 32.3 points per game (30th in the NFL) on 404.7 total yards (25th).
Dallas’ secondary is undoubtedly one of the worst in football, so Baker Mayfield will have a nice chance to connect with Odell Beckham Jr. and Jarvis Landry. Still, I expect the Browns to continue rushing like madmen, but their defense will have a mountain to climb against Dak Prescott and the Cowboys’ offense.
Hereof, give me the over on the totals even though the previous four matchups between Cleveland and Dallas went in the under. Sometimes, I like to go against the betting trends, and considering some lousy defenses and very strong offenses in this matchup, betting on the over should be the best move.